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Betsy DeVos, Immigration, Mueller, and More

An audio essay about the news, politics, and activism, fully riddled with f-bombs, dry humor, and absurdity - from my brain to yours, with love.

Topics: Betsy DeVos, again, the fact that the United States government launched tear gas at defenseless children across the border into Mexico, the latest indictments in the Mueller investigation, sexual assault at ICE detention centers, continued threats to trans rights, and that’s not even a full list.

Trigger warning: This episode deals with a lot of news that has to do with sexual violence. 

All opinions expressed in The Introverted Activist are those of the host and do not represent those of any other person, company, or entity.

 

Show Notes

Resources for Survivors of Sexual Assault & Getting Involved To Fight For Survivors:

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE

https://www.rainn.org/

Rise: http://www.risenow.us/

 

Lifelines:

The Trevor Project

1-866-488-7386

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

The Trans Lifeline

US: 877-565-8860 / Canada: 877-330-6366

https://www.translifeline.org/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

Betsy DeVos Attempting To Gut Title IX & Public Comment Resources:

Public Comment Resources:

Hands Off IX

https://www.handsoffix.org/

Know Your IX

https://www.knowyourix.org/

End Rape On Campus

http://endrapeoncampus.org/

Articles:

https://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a25230791/title-ix-changes-betsy-devos/

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-to-comment-on-betsy-devos-title-ix-proposal-so-she-knows-your-opinion-on-her-plan-13157355

 

Michigan GOP & ALEC Articles:

https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2018/11/30/outgoing-michigan-gop-is-attempting-to-strip-power-from-incoming-dems

https://www.apnews.com/f30a25baa9b141a6a29113a1e79492a2

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/11/29/bill-would-allow-legislators-intercede-any-court-case-involving-state/2150818002/

https://www.brookings.edu/articles/alecs-influence-over-lawmaking-in-state-legislatures/

https://t.co/0XZxRM3ggh

https://www.justice.org/search/site/alec

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/what-is-the-united-states-of-alec/2012/09/27/06dfb1ca-08b6-11e2-afff-d6c7f20a83bf_blog.html?utm_term=.8912a782b510

https://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed

 

Threats On Trans Rights Articles:

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/05/trump-strips-transgender-prisoners-protections-rape-abuse/?fbclid=IwAR2EdJRdoeAE25rzyIa1jN3gqb4nwkRpeWCPQ7tJO3R1XJC50LBeC9si8Y0

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/trump-administration-asks-supreme-court-to-immediately-take-up-transgender-military-ban/2018/11/23/6cf11b32-ef39-11e8-8679-934a2b33be52_story.html?utm_term=.3b84b067f114

 

Female Genital Mutilation Verdict Articles:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/judge-rules-that-federal-law-banning-female-genital-mutilation-is-unconstitutional/2018/11/21/a9455728-edd2-11e8-96d4-0d23f2aaad09_story.html?utm_term=.10514831fa53

https://jezebel.com/michigan-judge-rules-that-federal-female-genital-mutila-1830621563

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/qvqvjm/judge-drops-charges-against-doctors-who-performed-female-genital-mutilation-on-9-girls

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2018/11/20/female-genital-mutilation-michigan/1991712002/

https://www.michigan.gov/mcoles/0,4607,7-229--474092--,00.html

 

Rape Kits Destroyed Article:

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2018/11/investigates/police-destroyed-rapekits/index.html

 

Mueller Investigation Articles:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/30/us/mueller-investigation-team-prosecutors.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/01/nyregion/michael-cohen-leniency.html

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/419031-mueller-looking-into-ivanka-and-donald-trump-jrs-role-in-planning

 

Immigration Articles & Organizations:

Organizations:

Border Angels

https://www.borderangels.org/

RAICES Texas

https://www.raicestexas.org/

Families Belong Together

https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/  

Articles:

https://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a25322677/migrant-caravan-immigration-photos/?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=socialflowTWELM&utm_medium=social-media

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/us-closes-major-crossing-as-caravan-migrants-mass-at-border-in-mexico/2018/11/25/f94aabe0-f0ea-11e8-99c2-cfca6fcf610c_story.html?utm_term=.afa6be811e77

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/30/us/migrant-camp-tijuana.html

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46355258

https://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a25322677/migrant-caravan-immigration-photos/?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=socialflowTWELM&utm_medium=social-media

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/obama-tear-gas-border-migrants/

https://twitter.com/stableford/status/1068618512808194049

https://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/immigrants-rights-and-detention/ice-detention-center-says-its-not-responsible

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/30/politics/asylum-injunction-ruling-immigration/index.html

 

Ear Hustle

http://www.earhustlesq.com

 

Credits

Additional Music from The YouTube Audio Library:

London Fog - London_Fog.7

Bellissimo - Bellissimo.5

Dark Alley - Doug Maxwell, Jimmy Fontanez

Jazz In Paris - Media Right Productions: https://youtu.be/mNLJMTRvyj8

Sound Effects: Typewriter sounds: https://freesound.org, Sipping “Ah” sound: http://soundsilk.com, andTea Pot Whistle, License: Attribution 3.0, Recorded by Mike Koenig.

Short audio clip from “Clue” (1985): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088930/